18 February 2015

What To Do: Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty Exhibition

Alexander McQueen has got to be one of my favourite designers of all time. He was one of the first designers that really caught my eye at a young age and dragged me into the world of fashion. During my school years, I yearned for a McQueen skull scarf. Then came my love of tartan. As I did more research on his work, stretching right back to his first show in the year I was born, I fell more and more in love. When he sadly passed away in 2010, I really mourned his death, even though I wasn't as much into fashion as I am now. 

But there is an exciting exhibition coming to the V&A celebrating his life and work: Savage Beauty. It is the first and largest retrospective of McQueen's work to be presented in Europe, and runs from 14th March-2nd August 2015. And I'm making it my intention to go and see it!

Image c/o V&A Museum

Spanning his 1992 MA graduate collection to his unfinished A/W 2010 collection, McQueen’s designs will be presented with the dramatic staging and sense of spectacle synonymous with his runway shows.
The original version of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York in 2011 was organised by the Costume Institute and became one of the museum's top 10 most visited exhibitions. 

I was approached by Farfetch about an illustration they had created showcasing ten of Alexander McQueen's most groundbreaking shows, and when I had a look, I thought they had done a fab job! So take a look below, and if you're a McQueen novice or a die-hard fan, let me know what you think of it! Maybe you learnt something about one of the collections, or discovered a new favourite :) 

Image c/o Farfetch

What Alexander McQueen collection is your favourite?


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